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A Phoenix Fourth

  You’ve never celebrated Fourth of July like this before. At the massive 4th of July Swing Convention, 2017 marks the 35th year and makes it the longest-running swing convention in the western states. Hosted by the Greater Phoenix Swing Dance Club, this year it’s hosted at the nearby Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel and Spa July 6 – 9. Get your tickets now regardless of your swing experience (from none to pro!) and experience a unique Phoenix Fourth. Head to the Fabulous Phoenix Fourth, the largest celebration in the state, complete with a free fireworks show. With 100,000 people in attendance, it’s held at Steele Indian School Park. As the biggest city in Arizona, Phoenix sets the bar high and the incredible fireworks show is televised around the state. More Fourth Picks For a more intimate Independence Day, try out After Dark in the Park at Deer Valley Park for fireworks and a traditional family-friendly experience. There’s also Light Up the Sky in Maryvale, just a short drive from your I-17 hotel in Phoenix. Combining the summer holiday with a sampling of Phoenix’s best BBQ joints is another winning way to celebrate. Whether you want to try your hand at […]

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Music Instrument Museum

  The MIM is a seemingly quirky museum that will quickly capture the heart of any visitor—whether you consider yourself a musician/music lover or not. As one of the newest museums in the state, it’s already making (sound) waves with over 6,500 instruments from 200 countries and territories. The majority are optimized with cutting edge A/V technology, which allows you to hear, see and observe the full complexity of the instrument. The performances are just as mind-blowing as the instruments! Guests are welcome to try out the instruments in the Experience Gallery, or see famous instruments owned by music legends like Elvis Presley, John Lennon and Carlos Santana in the Artist Gallery. MIM has only been open six years, but TripAdvisor already ranks it as one of the 20 best museums in the country and the top attraction in Phoenix. Music to Your Ears You’ll always find something new to discover at MIM, which has over 360 exhibits all close to your budget hotel in North Phoenix. There are also new special and pop-up exhibits constantly, all designed for family-friendly fun. Check out the Target Gallery for temporary features like Dragons and Vines: Inlaid Guitar Masterpieces through September 4. The […]

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